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Memory disorders

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Alzheimer's Australia | Memory changes

There is a difference between memory loss as a part of normal ageing and as a symptom of dementia. This information describes those differences and provides some tips on keeping your memory sharp. One of the main symptoms of dementia is memory loss.

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Alzheimer's Australia | Memory loss

When we talk about memory loss, we all tend to associate it as a normal part of ageing. This section talks about memory loss associated with dementia and how it is not a part of normal ageing. Memory changes There is a difference between memory loss as a part of normal ageing and as a symptom of dementia. This information describes those differences and provides some tips on keeping your memory sharp.

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Memory loss

Memory loss was a very common experience amongst people we spoke to across the age spectrum. Memory problems that were frequently cited include losing words, particularly when under pressure or stress; forgetting names and telephone numbers; putting things away in the wrong places; forgetting why you came into a room or what you went to the shop for. This type of mild memory loss was largely seen as a normal part of the ageing process.

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Memory changes - myDr.com.au

One of the main symptoms of dementia is memory loss, which may affect the ability to work or do familiar tasks. Find out the difference between normal forgetfulness and dementia.

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Amnesia - myDr.com.au

Amnesia means loss of memory. Transient global amnesia is a sudden temporary episode of memory loss, characterised by the person repeating questions.

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Carer Life Course - Dementia resources

Provides information on dementia and memory loss and on services that exist for carers and sufferers including counselling, social and therapeutic activities and support groups

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Alzheimer's Australia | Warning signs of dementia

The early signs of dementia are very subtle and may not be immediately obvious. Early symptoms also vary a great deal. Usually though, people first seem to notice that there is a problem with memory, particularly in remembering recent events. Memory loss that affects day-to-day function It's normal to occasionally forget appointments or a friend's phone number and remember them later. A person with dementia may forget things more often and not remember them at all.

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Memory loss

Discover trusted information, online programs, fact sheets, communities, audio and video resources on Memory loss from leading Australian health organisations.

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Post traumatic stress disorder following birth - COPE

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following birth can develop if you have personally experienced or witnessed a traumatic birth event.

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Alzheimer's Australia | About dementia and memory loss

Information In this section of the website you will find information and resources about dementia and memory loss.

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